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Deco Drive Set Goes Virtual


Our tipster ninjas tell us the Deco Drive set has been gutted and sent to wherever old TV sets go, heaven or the axe treatment. The set was removed and in its place a big green screen has gone up because the replacement will be a virtual set designed by the creative brains in the WSVN graphics department and will debut soon-ish.

A couple of years ago the Sports Xtra hard set was the first casualty of the big green wall a couple of years ago or so.

No idea why they’re doing this, to free up space maybe? It’s a bit cramped in that area over there and the show being static it probably won’t really make much difference even though the virtual sets pretty much always suck and look very very fake.

I will try to find out if the on-air look is changing as well, it kind of needs updating. It’s a hodge podge of HD and SD graphics rights now. DecoDrive.com needs some love too, lots of it actually by the looks of it!

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  1. I’m surprised Deco Drive isn’t syndicated. Deco Drive would give the ABC O&O show On The Red Carpet some serious competition.

    • It tried to be back in 1996 when it aired on sister, WHDH-TV. Ratings plummet because new englanders aren’t keen on the Ocean Drive style. And even if it was syndicated, which distributor would buy the show?

  2. The set is going to be pretty nifty, as far as virtual sets go. They built a huge chroma-key room for it. There is room for the anchors to move around and there’s a new neon-lit desk.

    That being said, this is all an effort to save money. Virtual sets cost nada to make. All it takes is just computers and artistic talent. There’s no need to spend cash on set pieces, lighting, etc.

    And yes, this will come with an all new graphics look. I think it’s supposed to debut very soon.

    • smh. Another piece of evidence of Ansin’s cheapness. Dude you’re going to die one day and you’re not taking a penny with you.

  3. Mitchell


    Maybe you should look in the mirror BEFORE YOU THROW stones you HOT MESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  4. what about yours every time you laugh we see the BACK OF YOUR HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can still read your mind your hair is so THIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sorry…I never had a face lift…I’m not that vain unlike alot of you! My hair is very thick, In fact I have to get a haircut every 3 weeks or it gets too thick to comb..WRONG AGAIN!

  6. Diego……Warning…..while you are “attempting” to throw every insult at me, I haven’t said a one bad thing about you……Stop the personal insults now……..final warning!



    GOT IT !!!!!!!!!

    You Don’t like it when someone throws it back on you so STOP INSULTING LYNN MARTINEZ and everyone at 7NEWS

    If you do not like 7news THEN DO NOT WATCH

  8. Diego…..I’ll state my opinion about anyone I want ! If you want to start an insult war againest me personally, you better have both barrels loaded!!!!! I never insulted you, If your not mature enough to realize that………….Funny, you insult anyone who is not on 7, but God Forbid if anyone says anything negative about ch7. Should I remind you all the trash talking you did on Laurie Jennings??????????????? Did I say anything to you? No, I did not!!! Grow up!

  9. Its very unprofessional for any anchor to make faces while doing the news. Of course with Lynn Martinez’s face lifts it doesn’t help her cause.Maybe she needs to go back to school and learn how to report the news in a professional manner.

  10. Mitchell,

    Yes I made fun of Laurie However I do not sit on her left and right like you and 95% of the time find a way when you reply to a post to tie me into. I also may fire back when u talk about me but I never get UPSET and cry when u make fun of me or constantly rag on me. I mean it is was it is and I for one find it humorous. I have never seen Lynn do hard news with faces on her face. I mean after all we are human I would make faces on DECO and on 7news if there was some crazy story or during the closing of the news. Oh believe me I have both guns LOADED SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETIE!!!!!!!!!!! I mean you are to much at times either u are jumping for joy making fun of me and everyone at 7news or you are serious and STUCK up.
    LOL LOL WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!! stop putting on a show I feel like I am watching a episode of DAYS of Our Lives
    and the award for outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama goes ????? MITCHELL

  11. No, Diego you didn’t stop trashing her, nonstop……..how you you forget. Diego, you sure got UPSET when I made fun of Lynn Martinez, very sensitive are you??????? You notice here anyone who has a background in journalism ( unlike you) not a single one has anything nice to say about ch 7 News. Between them putting a breaking story every 5 mins ( even if the story is hours old) and matching letters with almost every headline. The only reason I even see their sorry excuse for a news program is that they are the only ones at 4pm, even then sometimes they get so unprofessional that I end up just shutting off my TV and waiting till 5 pm. If thats what you enjoy watching, be my guest, but don’t expect others with a background in journalism to agree with you.

  12. Mitchell,

    You have no Degree in Journalism or anything else. GO bother someone else crybaby you are no longer a challenge for me.

  13. Diego, Once again your talking out of your as……! From 8th grade till I graduated college I took journalism courses every year, something you never did ( the reason why you actually think ch 7 is a real news station…lol) I took more hours of Journalism then Lynn Martinez ever had!

  14. DAVID,

    Be nice


    I was not told anything by anyone. I will not respond to ignorant comments from others who want to act like a fool on this site. I am glad you enjoy Lynn Martinez like myself David.

  15. I wonder if 7NEWS will sell pieces of the DECO set? If so I will be first in line for the AUCTION. I mean they could donate the proceeds to a local charity.

  16. I think both Deigo and Mitch just need to shut the hell up already. You two are always going back and forth with each other and its annoying. Although i have to say Mitch its ironic to see you say such bad things about WSVN, but yet they are truly a leader in this market. Unlike other stations they have not yet had to lay people off, cut broadcasts etc. Other stations have looked at WSVN and modeled their newscast after 7.

  17. Micheal…..WSVN owner has had the reputation as being the most ruthless owner ever of a TV station in this area. Thats a well known fact. I hate to tell you but they are not number 1 as you stated. If you think flashing breaking story on the screen for a story that is several hours old and having to dummy up their news to the extent that they use matching letter in most of their headlines and having their anchor people making childish faces as they report the news, then you just proved to me that you have no background in this field at all.

    • Well the first thing is I never stated that they were number 1. Reread what i said. I dont have alot of background in this industry but i do have tons of experience on how to market to people and the entertainment industry. I like anchors that like to have fun with their viewers it makes the news alittle more enjoyable. Yes, they do have alot of “breaking news” but again with the whole thing about nelson ratings not being accurate so we do not know fully what the true ratings are. What I just said was that like it or not WSVN is a leader in the media industry. they have influence many other networks and stations.

  18. Michael, there’s a difference between the anchors having having fun and making total asses out of themselves making childish faces and total asses out of themselves. If you enjoy “breaking stories every five minutes, even if the stories are several hours old ( many times the crime scene has been totally cleaned up) then indeed, watch them. Interesting fact,WSVN viewers have less education then viewers of the others stations, what a surprise. Ask your doctor what news station they listen to, it won’t be 7. While I’m betting the guy who picks up your trash probably loves ch7. Enjoy your station.

  19. I never understood why everyone is always arguing on this blog. Just be mature, come here and read and post about the article. Sheesh, all of you need to grow up! Nobody here knows anyone in person, and you all are arguing like a bunch of sissies. GROW UP!

  20. If you all want to argue, friend each other on Facebook, and flood each other’s walls. Not here, where people read this blog because it’s a hobby. I don’t want to be reading everyone’s dirty laundry.

  21. If you all want to argue, friend each other on Facebook, and flood each other’s walls. Not here, where people read this blog because it’s a hobby. I don’t want to be reading everyone’s dirty laundry. (I’ll go on TMZ and Perez Hilton for that) 😉

    • Hear, hear! Everyone has their opinion on local TV news, and being that this is a blog it’s also 1st Amendment Rights. But let’s face it. So let’s settle the score:

      The only reason why 7 won’t cut jobs or do other stuff is because this is one of the FEW mom-and-pop owned TV stations unlike the others which are owned by big conglomerates and newspapers. (10 and 39 Newspapers, 4/33 and 6 Network O&Os.) So there. Sadly, the world can’t always be like PBS, or like Fox so I say to everyone to each his own!!!


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